Strength of the Sword 3 is a recently-released PlayStation 3 exclusive sword fighting game from the two-man studio Ivent Games. If you are anything like me, you might be curious as to how you missed the release of Strength of the Sword 1 and Strength of the Sword 2. The reason you haven’t heard of the first two games is quite simple; they do not exist. The creators have jokingly said that they do not believe in creating sequels to their games, so they have jumped to the conclusion of the trilogy right away. The humor of the developer is apparent throughout this very challenging game. Keep reading to see what I thought about the marriage of challenge and humor in my complete review.
The PlayStation 3 started its life with a bang and things quickly fell apart with low availability and a high price tag compared to the Xbox 360. Fast forward 7 years later and despite being out one year less than the 360 and continuing to garner a higher price tag, the PS3 is now well ahead of its competitor in sales. In fact, the PS3 has currently sold 81.08 million units while the 360 has sold 79.79 million units. Now SCE President Andrew House has spoken on the matter and believes that the PS4 will outsell its predecessor. His reasonings, after the jump.
For those not fully tuned in, over the last week, there have been some drastic changes to the copyright policies on YouTube that has caused a rift between developers and gamers. Most of this fiasco started with Nintendo claiming copyright on gameplay video uploaded by YouTubers. Thanks to Google’s weak stance on this, this abused system automatically results on all ads being yanked from the video, which many rely on as a form of income, or a complete takedown of the video. The only chance the YouTuber has is to get a formal permission from the company and submit that to YouTube which is a daunting task on its own.
To make matters worse, developers like Blizzard and Capcom who have no trouble with gamers uploading their gameplay (which in reality helps promote their content for free) saw videos being claimed on their behalf, thanks to Google’s overzealous copyright filters built in. Even videos from famous game commentator Jim Sterling are being taken down because his use of game trailers.
Now, Naughty Dog, the developers behind Uncharted and The Last of Us have spoken up about the YouTube kerfuffle and their answer might not be what fans wanted to hear.
Have you noticed any classic game that is missing from the launch of this console generation? WipeOut anyone? Besides being a favourite on console since the original PlayStation, the futuristic flier also became a very popular series with PSP and Vita fans. Sadly, the studio behind it, Sony Liverpool closed it’s doors in 2012. But now it appears that many of the big guns behind past studio hits are resurfacing as the new studio Firesprite and games are coming.
Studio Liverpool, previously named Psygnosis has produced some of the most influential hits in the PlayStation lifetime. Besides producing some of the most iconic and thrilling early PlayStation games, you may remember the awesome beats they rocked in WipeOut. It must be something in the water, Liverpool, UK also being home to the legendary dance nightclub brand Cream. Now that much of the old team is reborn under Firesprite, could we see more WipeOut and Formula One games?
Happy Thanksgiving! Are you ready for more information about free games? If so, you have come to the right place! The PlayStation Blog has announced all of the new content coming to North American PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month of December.
The biggest title this month is easily Borderlands 2 for the PlayStation 3. This game blends RPG elements into the first person shooter genre along with the never-ending search for loot to make one great experience! While not surprising, it is worth noting that there are no offerings for the recently released PlayStation 4. I can only imagine this is due to the relatively small library of titles currently available for the system.
Sony has not announced which week subscribers will be receiving the games, but you can expect to receive a new one on a weekly basis as always. Sony was also quick to point out that one year subscriptions to PlayStation Plus will be on sale for $29.99 on Black Friday which is a great deal as it regularly retails for $49.99.
Keep reading to see a full list of free games available this month!